Features and opinions from the previous issue

Public Service Magazine is the FDA's award-winning glossy magazine, containing news and features written specifically for senior managers and professionals in the public service.

The magazine is published quarterly and sent to all FDA members and subscribers, including journalists and members of both the Houses of Commons and Lords.

In the Autumn 2017 issue of PSM:

  • An exclusive interview with Jonathan Slater, as the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Education speaks to PSM’s Matt Ross.
  • The long shadow of Grenfell: Matt Foster on the searching questions facing politicians and public servants following the tragic fire in North Kensington.
  • Our new ‘open mic’ slot: A DExEU official takes issue with staff shortages and a lack of political direction on Brexit.
  • Australia and Canada lead the world when it comes to women in top civil service jobs. Matt Ross and Tania Mason ask what the UK can learn from them.
  • Calum Miller explains how a new index of civil service performance shows where Whitehall needs to up its game.
  • Plus: FDA General Secretary Dave Penman makes the case for a new deal on civil service pay.
  • You can read and download the Autumn 2017 issue here